The symposium was held October 27 at the 2016 Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, UK.
On October 27, 2016, in conjunction with the Union World Conference in Liverpool, UK, Treatment Action Group (TAG), Advanced Access & Delivery, Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health, and the Stop TB Partnership sponsored a symposium titled “Stop Double Standards: From prevention through cure to ZERO TB.”
The symposium focused on biomedical TB prevention and in treating drug-resistant TB. We know both of these areas are essential to an effective TB response, yet very large disparities in recommendations and services for TB prevention and drug-resistant TB care persist between limited and well-resourced settings. Opening and closing speakers provided overviews on the scientific, human rights, and patient perspectives on the importance of ending double standards in TB prevention and drug-resistant TB care. Two panels composed of legal, activist, implementer, and researcher experts further discussed and provided ideas for a way forward. Question and answer sessions followed each panel.
You can watch the videos of the individual talks and the panel discussions here.
You can view photos from the event here.
Source: Treatment Action Group